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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782064/accuracy-of-p57-kip-2-compared-with-genotyping-to-diagnose-complete-hydatidiform-mole-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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José Mauro Madi, Antonio Braga, Machline Paim Paganella, Isnard Elman Litvin, Eliana Márcia Wendland
BACK GROUND: Distinguishing hydatidiform moles (HMs) from non-molar specimens and the sub-classification of HM are important because complete hydatidiform mole (CHM) is associated with an increased risk of development of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia. However, diagnosis based solely on morphology has poor interobserver reproducibility. Recent studies have demonstrated that the use of p57KIP 2 immunostaining improves diagnostic accuracy for CHM. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the accuracy of p57KIP 2 immunostaining compared with molecular genotyping for the diagnosis of CHM...
May 21, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780835/risk-factors-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-in-competitive-adolescent-alpine-skiers
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Maria Westin, Marita L Harringe, Björn Engström, Marie Alricsson, Suzanne Werner
Background: There is a high risk for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in alpine skiers. To reduce or try to prevent these injuries, intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors need to be identified. Purpose: To identify possible intrinsic and extrinsic ACL injury risk factors among competitive adolescent alpine skiers. Study Design: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3. Methods: Between 2006 and 2009, a cohort of 339 alpine ski students (176 male, 163 female) from Swedish ski high schools were prospectively observed in terms of ACL injuries...
April 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780034/improving-predictive-asthma-algorithms-with-modelled-environment-data-for-scotland-an-observational-cohort-study-protocol
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Ireneous N Soyiri, Aziz Sheikh, Stefan Reis, Kimberly Kavanagh, Massimo Vieno, Tom Clemens, Edward J Carnell, Jiafeng Pan, Abby King, Rachel C Beck, Hester J T Ward, Chris Dibben, Chris Robertson, Colin R Simpson
INTRODUCTION: Asthma has a considerable, but potentially, avoidable burden on many populations globally. Scotland has some of the poorest health outcomes from asthma. Although ambient pollution, weather changes and sociodemographic factors have been associated with asthma attacks, it remains unclear whether modelled environment data and geospatial information can improve population-based asthma predictive algorithms. We aim to create the afferent loop of a national learning health system for asthma in Scotland...
May 20, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778658/marijuana-and-lung-disease
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REVIEW
Donald P Tashkin
As marijuana smoking prevalence increases in the U.S. concern regarding its potential risks to lung health has also risen, given the general similarity in the smoke contents between marijuana and tobacco. Most studies have found a significant association between marijuana smoking and chronic bronchitis symptoms after adjustment for tobacco. While reports are mixed regarding associations between marijuana smoking and lung function, none has shown a relationship to decrements in forced expired volume in 1 sec (FEV1) and few have found a relationship to a decreased ratio of FEV1 to forced vital capacity (FVC), possibly related to an association between marijuana and an increased FVC...
May 17, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777799/title-studies-on-drug-switchability-showed-heterogeneity-in-methodological-approaches-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Valeria Belleudi, Francesco Trotta, Simona Vecchi, Laura Amato, Antonio Addis, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND: Several drugs share the same therapeutic indication, including those undergoing patent expiration. Concerns on the interchangeability are frequent in clinical practice, challenging the evaluation of switchability through observational research. AIM: To conduct a scoping review of observational studies on drug switchability to identify methodological strategies adopted to deal with bias and confounding. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and Web of Science (updated 1/31/2017) to identify studies evaluating switchability in terms of effectiveness/safety outcomes or compliance...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777531/the-directional-and-non-directional-associations-of-periodontitis-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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REVIEW
D Zhao, A T Khawaja, L Jin, K-Y Li, M Tonetti, G Pelekos
This systematic review aimed to assess the current evidence on the directional and non-directional associations of periodontitis with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Electronic search for observational studies on the association of periodontitis with CKD was performed in MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, Open GREY and Cochrane library up to June 5, 2017. Two reviewers conducted study selection, data collection and assessment of methodological quality using the original and modified Newcastle-Ottawa Scale. Cohort, case-control and cross-sectional studies were included, which clearly defined periodontitis and CKD or reported acceptable clinical parameters of these 2 diseases in adults...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772973/evaluation-of-metronomic-cyclophosphamide-chemotherapy-as-maintenance-treatment-for-dogs-with-appendicular-osteosarcoma-following-limb-amputation-and-carboplatin-chemotherapy
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Arata Matsuyama, Courtney R Schott, Geoffrey A Wood, Danielle Richardson, J Paul Woods, Anthony J Mutsaers
OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of metronomic cyclophosphamide (MC) chemotherapy (primary treatment of interest) with adjuvant meloxicam administration as maintenance treatment for dogs with appendicular osteosarcoma following limb amputation and carboplatin chemotherapy. DESIGN Retrospective case series with nested cohort study. ANIMALS 39 dogs with a histologic diagnosis of appendicular osteosarcoma that underwent limb amputation and completed carboplatin chemotherapy from January 2011 through December 2015...
June 1, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771194/preconception-antiphospholipid-antibodies-and-risk-of-subsequent-early-pregnancy-loss
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K J Gibbins, S L Mumford, L A Sjaarda, D W Branch, N J Perkins, A Ye, E F Schisterman, R M Silver
Objectives To prospectively estimate the association of preconception antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) with subsequent pregnancy loss using a cohort design. aPL have been associated with recurrent early pregnancy loss (EPL) prior to 10 weeks in previous case-control studies. Prospective ascertainment of pregnancy loss is challenging, as most women do not seek care prior to EPL. Methods Secondary analysis of the Effects of Aspirin in Gestation and Reproduction trial of preconception low-dose aspirin. Preconception anticardiolipin (aCL) and anti-β2-glycoprotein-I (a-β2-I) were assessed in 1208 women with one or two prior pregnancy losses and no more than two prior live births...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770583/angle-stable-interlocking-intramedullary-nails-for-tibial-plateau-fractures
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Peng Jia, Feng-Cheng Lu, Kifayat Ullah, Man Zhang, Yan-Sheng Dong, Chao Xiong, Zhi-Hui Zhao, Jin-Feng Wang, Ju-Wen Chen, Yong-Qing Wang
OBJECTIVE: Angle stable interlocking intramedullary nail (ASIN), a novel technique, has rarely been used for treatment of tibial plateau fractures (TPF). This retrospective study was designed to introduce this novel technique, ASIN, as well as to describe the initial experience and verify the effectiveness when ASIN was used for the management for TPF. METHODS: A cohort of 19 cases with closed TPF aged from 18-70 years with at least 23 months follow-up from November 2008 to September 2013 was analyzed retrospectively...
May 16, 2018: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770360/biomarkers-associated-with-death-after-initiating-treatment-for-tuberculosis-and-hiv-in-patients-with-very-low-cd-4-cells
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Fred R Sattler, Daniel Chelliah, Xingye Wu, Alejandro Sanchez, Michelle A Kendall, Evelyn Hogg, David Lagat, Umesh Lalloo, Valdilea Veloso, Diane V Havlir, Alan Landay
Background: The risk of short-term death for treatment naive patients dually infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and HIV may be reduced by early anti-retroviral therapy. Of those dying, mechanisms responsible for fatal outcomes are unclear. We hypothesized that greater malnutrition and/or inflammation when initiating treatment are associated with an increased risk for death. Methods: We utilized a retrospective case-cohort design among participants of the ACTG A5221 study who had baseline CD4 < 50 cells/mm3 ...
2018: Pathogens & Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767829/homeopathy-in-the-age-of-antimicrobial-resistance-is-it-a-viable-treatment-for-upper-respiratory-tract-infections
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Alison Fixsen
BACKGROUND:  Acute upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) and their complications are the most frequent cause of antibiotic prescribing in primary care. With multi-resistant organisms proliferating, appropriate alternative treatments to these conditions are urgently required. Homeopathy presents one solution; however, there are many methods of homeopathic prescribing. This review of the literature considers firstly whether homeopathy offers a viable alternative therapeutic solution for acute URTIs and their complications, and secondly how such homeopathic intervention might take place...
May 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766462/disgust-and-fear-common-emotions-between-eating-and-phobic-disorders
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Rami Bou Khalil, Ibrahim R Bou-Orm, Yara Tabet, Lama Souaiby, Hayat Azouri
Eating disorders (ED) are prevalent mental illnesses composed mainly of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorders. Anxiety disorders are another set of mental illnesses, with phobic disorder (PD) being the most prevalent disorder. ED and PD are highly comorbid. The aim of this study is to assess, in 131 individuals attending an outpatient clinic for different health issues, the level of fear related to situations generating avoidance such as in social anxiety and specific phobias according to the fear questionnaire (FQ), the level of disgust according to the disgust scale (DS-R) and the vulnerability towards ED according to the SCOFF scale to demonstrate that high levels of both fear and disgust increase the vulnerability towards ED...
May 15, 2018: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765164/intake-of-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-and-risk-of-preclinical-and-clinical-type-1-diabetes-in-children-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xinliang Liu, Yu Zhang, Hongyan Wu, Ping Zhu, Xianyang Mo, Xiaosong Ma, Jie Ying
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The association between the intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and the risk of preclinical and clinical type 1 diabetes (T1D) in children has generated conflicting results. Thus, we aimed to evaluate the definite effects of PUFAs on the risk of preclinical and clinical T1D. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Three databases were systematically searched up to July 18, 2017 to identify relevant observational studies, without language restriction. Any study included should report the risk of preclinical or clinical T1D in children with PUFAs supplementation compared with the controls, and report relative risks (RRs) or odds ratios (ORs) or provide data for estimation...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764762/analysis-of-plasma-albumin-vitamin-d-and-apolipoproteins-a-and-b-as-predictive-coronary-risk-biomarkers-in-the-regicor-study
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Gabriel Vázquez-Oliva, Alberto Zamora, Rafel Ramos, Isaac Subirana, María Grau, Irene R Dégano, Daniel Muñoz, Montserrat Fitó, Roberto Elosua, Jaume Marrugat
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: New biomarkers could improve the predictive capacity of classic risk functions. The aims of this study were to determine the association between circulating levels of apolipoprotein A1 (apoA1), apolipoprotein B (apoB), albumin, and 25-OH-vitamin D and coronary events and to analyze whether these biomarkers improve the predictive capacity of the Framingham-REGICOR risk function. METHODS: A case-cohort study was designed. From an initial cohort of 5404 individuals aged 35 to 74 years with a 5-year follow-up, all the participants who had a coronary event (n = 117) and a random group of the cohort (subcohort; n = 667) were selected...
May 12, 2018: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764386/parkinson-s-disease-diagnostic-observations-paddo-study-rationale-and-design-of-a-prospective-cohort-study-for-early-differentiation-of-parkinsonism
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Anouke van Rumund, Marjolein B Aerts, Rianne A J Esselink, Frederick J A Meijer, Marcel M Verbeek, Bastiaan R Bloem
BACKGROUND: Differentiation of Parkinson's disease (PD) from the various types of atypical parkinsonism (AP) such as multiple system atrophy (MSA), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), corticobasal syndrome (CBS) and vascular parkinsonism (VP), can be challenging, especially early in the disease course when symptoms overlap. A major unmet need in the diagnostic workup of these disorders is a diagnostic tool that differentiates the various disorders, preferably in the earliest disease stages when the clinical presentation is similar...
May 16, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761867/airway-physical-examination-tests-for-detection-of-difficult-airway-management-in-apparently-normal-adult-patients
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REVIEW
Dominik Roth, Nathan L Pace, Anna Lee, Karen Hovhannisyan, Alexandra-Maria Warenits, Jasmin Arrich, Harald Herkner
BACKGROUND: The unanticipated difficult airway is a potentially life-threatening event during anaesthesia or acute conditions. An unsuccessfully managed upper airway is associated with serious morbidity and mortality. Several bedside screening tests are used in clinical practice to identify those at high risk of difficult airway. Their accuracy and benefit however, remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to characterize and compare the diagnostic accuracy of the Mallampati classification and other commonly used airway examination tests for assessing the physical status of the airway in adult patients with no apparent anatomical airway abnormalities...
May 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760558/pretreatment-hematologic-markers-as-prognostic-predictors-of-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yu Zhou, Dezhi Li, Ye Lin, Min Yu, Xin Lu, Zhixiang Jian, Ning Na, Baohua Hou
Background: Systemic inflammation can be reflected by peripheral hematologic parameters and combined index like the lymphocyte count, neutrophil count, platelet count, neutrophil-to-lymphocyte (NLR), and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR). This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to summarize the association between the hematologic markers and prognosis of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs). Methods: A computerized systematic search of PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science was conducted up to August 2016...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759111/a-dietary-pattern-rich-in-animal-organ-seafood-and-processed-meat-products-is-associated-with-newly-diagnosed-hyperuricaemia-in-chinese-adults-a-propensity-score-matched-case-control-study
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Yang Xia, Qi Xiang, Yeqing Gu, Suwei Jia, Qing Zhang, Li Liu, Ge Meng, Hongmei Wu, Xue Bao, Bin Yu, Shaomei Sun, Xing Wang, Ming Zhou, Qiyu Jia, Yuntang Wu, Kun Song, Kaijun Niu
Previous studies have indicated that some food items and nutrients are associated with uric acid metabolism in humans. However, little is known about the role of dietary patterns in hyperuricaemia. We designed this case-control study to evaluate the associations between dietary patterns and newly diagnosed hyperuricaemia in Chinese adults. A total of 1422 cases and 1422 controls were generated from 14 538 participants using the 1:1 ratio propensity score matching methods. Dietary intake was assessed using a validated self-administered FFQ...
May 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758559/circrna-0004904-circrna-0001855-and-papp-a-potential-novel-biomarkers-for-the-prediction-of-preeclampsia
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Min Jiang, Gendie E Lash, Xueqing Zhao, Yan Long, Caijiao Guo, Hongling Yang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are transcribed prevalently in the genome; however, their potential roles in multiple cardiovascular diseases, particularly preeclampsia (PE), are not yet well understood. This study investigated the expression profiles of circRNAs and explored circRNA-mediated pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) expression as a potential biomarker for PE before 20 weeks of pregnancy. METHODS: A nested case-control two-phase screening/validation study was performed in pregnant women before 20 weeks of gestation (before clinical diagnosis) at Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center from 2012 to 2015...
2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758393/phase-i-trial-of-brentuximab-vedotin-for-steroid-refractory-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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Zachariah DeFilipp, Shuli Li, Maria E Kempner, Jami Brown, Candice Del Rio, Betsy Valles, Chrisa Hunnewell, Meredith Saylor, Julie Vanderklish, Bimalangshu R Dey, Areej El-Jawahri, Steven L McAfee, Thomas R Spitzer, Yi-Bin Chen
We conducted a phase I study of brentuximab vedotin (BV), an antibody-drug conjugate targeting CD30, for the treatment of steroid-refractory chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD). A modified 3+3 study design was used with the primary endpoint to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of BV in this population. Escalating doses of BV were planned, starting with 0.6 mg/kg q3weeks (dose level 0) and increasing by 0.3 mg/kg per dose level. BV was administered in 21-day cycles for up to 16 cycles of therapy...
May 11, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
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